Album Reviews

Trigon - Fed-Up

Review: Trigon – Fed-Up

The unusual sample at the start of this album is quirky and also quite strange, however, there’s no law that says a band can’t be diverse and in fact, it is welcomed. ‘Talk to Me’ is a thunderous track that possesses a grand melodic soundscape and powerful riffs that infect the whole of your body – while you are head banging your ...

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Fit for an Autopsy - The Great Collapse

Review: Fit for an Autopsy – The Great Collapse

There is heavy and then there is really heavy and Fit for an Autopsy fall into the latter category, of that there is no mistake what so ever. The vocal scouring ravishes the ear drums making them bleed with the strain that is on them to take in everything that the band are putting out! ‘Hydra’ is one such track ...

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Review: Matt Andersen – Honest Man

Award-winning Canadian singer/acoustic guitarist Matt Andersen has some voice. Deep and resonate, it’s warm and draws you in ensuring you listen to what he has to sing about. He can bellow and roar out loud too, not often enough some might say, but there are definitely two sides of the coin being presented here. Aside from Andersen’s voice, Honest Man ...

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Vitja - Digital Love

Review: Vitja – Digital Love

There is a certain rawness that is dealt out on ‘Scum’ that is highly charged and more potent than rocket fuel and no doubt sends you into space on listening. The vocals are gravelly and throaty just the way metal should be sung and executed superbly. ‘D(e)ad’ can certainly be described as edgy and melodic no doubt about it as ...

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Aversions Crown – Xenocide

Review: Aversions Crown – Xenocide

From the early days of rock music, Australia has produced some utterly fantastic bands. We all know AC/DC, and on the contemporary end, who doesn’t like Parkway Drive? Well, get ready to welcome the latest member to the family: Aversions Crown. Formed in Brisbane in 2010, the lads set about working on their plans for world domination by self-releasing their ...

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Review: Decade – Pleasantries

Before listening to Pleasantries, I’d not heard much about Decade, other than they’re an up and coming band, after listening to the album I can see why they are moving up. Pleasantries mixes a classic style of pop punk along with a hint of a mainstream rock, these styles work in its favour, to create a really catchy album. This album ...

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Bad Touch – Truth Be Told

Review: Bad Touch – Truth Be Told

A five piece from Norfolk playing Southern rock? Truth Be Told is Bad Touch’s second full-length player and features a couple of radio remixes by Rolling Stones’ engineer/co-producer Chris Kimsey who appears to be a gainful influence on the band. “Will you remember me in the summer time?” sings Stevie Westwood on opening cut ‘On More Night’ capturing the general lyrical ...

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Akoma - Revangels

Review: Akoma – Revangels

I’ll be honest here, I had never heard of Akoma before picking up this album. Being a fan of female fronted symphonic metal, I was looking forward to it. It would be too easy at this point to compare this band to the plethora of similar bands and unfortunately, that’s what I ended up doing. The reason for this is ...

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Suicide Silence

Review: Suicide Silence – Self-Titled

Let’s start by saying that the guitar riffs on this opening track weave an intense twisting array of mental madness, along with the savagery that is executed in the vocal arena – let me introduce you to ‘Doris’. She’s evil personified believe me and works through the vocal secretions of Eddie Hermida who seems to be possessed by her spirit. ...

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Rebel Souls -The Forces of Darkness

Review: Rebel Souls -The Forces of Darkness

As Rebel Souls shrouds over us once more in the genre of death be prepared for thunderous backlashes of impending savagery. Feel the goose bumps? Feel the angst as the terror builds? ‘Descent’ escapes violently through the speaker walls it will disturb you and cloud your senses like a thick blanket of turmoil. Its rhythms are formidable and its beats are ...

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